“In the background, to the right, is a windmill overlooking a body of water. Swynnerton may have taken inspiration from a legend linked to a local landmark, a windmill that once overlooked the banks of the river Irwell at Peel Park, Salford. The windmill was the meeting place of a son of the local landowning Stanley family and a miller’s daughter. Separated by social conventions, the lovers took their own lives … With thanks to Danny Morrell’s unpublished research on the windmill and legend.” (Text from notice by painting while on loan to Manchester Art Gallery, Feb 2018 to Jan 2019.)
- Medium: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 785 x 1140 mm (0.89 m²).
- History: signed and dated 1880; “gift from H. Boddington, Jnr, [to Salford Art Gallery] 1880“; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
- Location: Salford Museum and Art Gallery.